Dane Byers

#50LW,
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 204
Born:
Birth Place: Nipawin, Saskatchewan
Draft: 2004 2nd round (48th pick) by the
Shoots: L
  • Morning Skate: Do Caps have mental block come playoff time?
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    Morning Skate: Do Caps have mental block come playoff time?

    Hindsight is always 20/20, of course, but it appears the Bruins made a mistake buying out veteran defenseman Dennis Seidenberg from the final couple of years of his contract.  Seidenberg just finished up a wildly successful stint with host Team Germany at the IIHF World Championships, where he was named Directorate Best Defenseman (the tournament’s best defenseman) after leading all D-men with a goal and eight points. This came after Seidenberg, at age 35, posted 5 goals and 22 points in 73 games for the Islanders, with whom he signed after being cut loose by the B's, while averaging a shade under 20 minutes per game.  Seidenberg also had an excellent World Cup of Hockey tournament for Team Europe

  • 20 offseason Caps questions: What direction should the Caps take this summer?
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    20 offseason Caps questions: What direction should the Caps take this summer?

    Alex Ovechkin is undeniably the best player to ever suit up for the Washington Capitals. He is the greatest goal scorer of a generation and one of the best players of all time. And yet, he is still struggling to find playoff success. In 12 NHL seasons, Ovechkin has led the Capitals to the postseason nine times but has never made it past the second round. As the team’s best player, he receives most of the praise for the team’s successes and most of the blame for its failures. It would be unfair to pin all of the team’s playoff struggles on the Great 8 alone, but with an all-time great player to build around, the Capitals have been a team with championship aspirations and they simply have not lived

  • Would Karl Alzner be a fit on the Winnipeg Jets blueline?
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    Would Karl Alzner be a fit on the Winnipeg Jets blueline?

    Karl Alzner is a well known defenceman and pending free agent for the Washington Capitals. Should the Winnipeg Jets look into signing him to help stabilize their defence? Alzner has been with the Capitals for eight seasons and the Caps have found success in many of those seasons. Is Alzner a reason for that success or has he been more of a hindrance to the team? While he is not an offensive player, Alzner has never scored more than five goals and 21 points in a season and the Caps teams he has played on have featured some high scoring forwards. But not even play-driving defenceman scores points; look at Anton Stralman for example. That said, is Alzner a passenger or a catalyst for the Capitals